Title

"Talk of Maine" piece about dowsing, the art of detecting water and minerals und

Authors

Jeff Clark

Source

Down East

Date

10-1-1995

Pages

9-12

Abstract

"Talk of Maine" piece about dowsing, the art of detecting water and minerals under the earth's surface using forked sticks, rods, or flexible wands. So far, dowsing defies scientific explanation, but it is vigorously defended by believers and vociferously attacked by doubters. This year, marks the hundredth anniversary the birth of Henry Gross, the man who made Maine dowsing famous. Gross's talents so impressed famed author Kenneth Roberts, that Roberts wrote about dowsing, invested money in wells pinpointed by Gross, and became a national defender of the craft. According to dowsing Albert Bean of Bangor, the Bangor chapter of the American Society of Dowsers has about sixty members, while its counterpart in Fallout claims about 30. With references to other noted Maine dowsers including: Gordon Barton, of Winter Harbor, who recently stepped down after two years as national president of the American Society of Dowsers; Rev. Gilbert A. Patenaude, a retired Catholic priest in Augusta: Tom Seymour, 48, of Belfast; Clinton Weston, of Dover-Foxcroft; and George Hilton, of Union.

Subjects

Divining-rod

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